How do i know if my hen is fat?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poonam, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. poonam

    poonam Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Oakland, CA
    hi one of my EEs who eats a LOT has a belly that is fat and feels swollen (but could just be big). she doesn't seem to be showing any other signs of illness, though she doesn't lay a whole lot (she is 1 year old). The others seem alright. She eats layena purina organic feed, and veggie scraps.

    How do i know if the belly is swollen or if she's just fat?
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I have yet to see a fat 1 y.o. chicken. They get fat later in life.

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